Patents by Inventor Russ Delonzor

Russ Delonzor has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7561905
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer and the partially transparent covering layer from the emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detectable by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennet LLC
    Inventors: Russ Delonzor, Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 7418284
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer and the partially transparent covering layer from the emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detectable by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Inc.
    Inventors: Russ DeLonzor, Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 7389130
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor having an emitter(s) and a detector, with a layer having a first portion of the emitter and a second portion of layer over the detector is provided. A barrier is included between the first and second portions of the overlying layer to substantially block radiation of the wavelengths emitted by the emitter(s). Preferably, the barrier reduces the radiation shunted to less than 10% of the radiation detected, and more preferably to less than 1% of the radiation detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Inc.
    Inventors: Russ Delonzor, Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 7386334
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector coupled to a substrate layer and a partially opaque layer located on a patient contact side of the sensor and covering the emitter. The partially opaque layer is configured to attenuate light shunted via the partially opaque layer from the emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detected by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Inc.
    Inventors: Russ DeLonzor, Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 7373188
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising a light emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a plurality of perforations or variations in thickness between the light emitter and the detector. The plurality of perforations or variations in thickness blocks or scatters light shunted via the substrate layer from the light emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detectable by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Inc.
    Inventors: Russ DeLonzor, Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 7373190
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer and the partially transparent covering layer from the emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detectable by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Inc.
    Inventors: Russ Delonzor, Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 7373189
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer and the partially transparent covering layer from the emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detectable by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Inc.
    Inventors: Russ Delonzor, Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 7373191
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer and the partially transparent covering layer from the emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detectable by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Inc.
    Inventors: Russ DeLonzor, Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 7369886
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer and the partially transparent covering layer from the emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detectable by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Inc.
    Inventors: Russ DeLonzor, Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 7321790
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer and the partially transparent covering layer from the emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detectable by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Incorporated
    Inventors: Russ DeLonzor, Paul D. Mannheimer, Michael E. Fein, Don Hannula
  • Patent number: 7190984
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor having an emitter(s) and a detector, with a layer having a first portion of the emitter and a second portion of layer over the detector is provided. A barrier is included between the first and second portions of the overlying layer to substantially block radiation of the wavelengths emitted by the emitter(s). Preferably, the barrier reduces the radiation shunted to less than 10% of the radiation detected, and more preferably to less than 1% of the radiation detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Incorporated
    Inventors: Russ DeLonzor, Paul D. Mannheimer, Fletcher Yoder, legal representative, Don Hannula, Michael E. Fein, deceased
  • Publication number: 20070027377
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer and the partially transparent covering layer from the emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detectable by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Russ DeLonzor, Paul Mannheimer, Michael Fein, Don Hannula
  • Publication number: 20070027378
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer and the partially transparent covering layer from the emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detectable by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Russ DeLonzor, Paul Mannheimer, Michael Fein, Don Hannula
  • Publication number: 20070027379
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer and the partially transparent covering layer from the emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detectable by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Russ Delonzor, Paul Mannheimer, Michael Fein, Don Hannula
  • Publication number: 20070021660
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer and the partially transparent covering layer from the emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detectable by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Russ DeLonzor, Paul Mannheimer, Michael Fein, Don Hannula
  • Publication number: 20070021662
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer and the partially transparent covering layer from the emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detectable by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Russ DeLonzor, Paul Mannheimer, Michael Fein, Don Hannula
  • Publication number: 20070021661
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector coupled to a substrate layer and a partially opaque layer located on a patient contact side of the sensor and covering the emitter. The partially opaque layer is configured to attenuate light shunted via the partially opaque layer from the emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detected by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Russ DeLonzor, Paul Mannheimer, Michael Fein, Don Hannula
  • Publication number: 20070021663
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising an emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a thinned portion between the emitter and the detector. A partially transparent covering layer covers the substrate layer and comprises a corresponding thinned portion. The thinned portions attenuate light shunted via the substrate layer and the partially transparent covering layer from the emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detectable by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Russ DeLonzor, Paul Mannheimer, Michael Fein, Don Hannula
  • Publication number: 20070021659
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor comprising a light emitter and a detector disposed on a substrate layer with a plurality of perforations or variations in thickness between the light emitter and the detector. The plurality of perforations or variations in thickness blocks or scatters light shunted via the substrate layer from the light emitter to the detector, and may be configured such that less than 10% of the light detectable by the detector is shunted light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Russ DeLonzor, Paul Mannheimer, Michael Fein, Don Hannula
  • Publication number: 20070015982
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor having an emitter(s) and a detector, with a layer having a first portion of the emitter and a second portion of layer over the detector is provided. A barrier is included between the first and second portions of the overlying layer to substantially block radiation of the wavelengths emitted by the emitter(s). Preferably, the barrier reduces the radiation shunted to less than 10% of the radiation detected, and more preferably to less than 1% of the radiation detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Inventors: Russ Delonzor, Paul Mannheimer, Michael Fein, Don Hannula